Nashville, TN (February 13, 2013) – Singer/songwriter Will Hoge scored his first ACM nomination in the Song of the Year category for penning “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” performed by the Eli Young Band, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Country Music. Co-written with Eric Paslay, “Even If It Break Your Heart,” has garnered an enormous amount of buzz at Country radio, earning Hoge a Grammy nomination for the 2013 Country Song of the Year and a CMA nomination for the 2012 Song of the Year. The ACM award show will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 on CBS at 8:00 PM ET / PT.
“Earlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the ACM Honors event at the Ryman in Nashville, alongside some of my greatest musical influences,” shares Will Hoge. “Now to receive this nomination and know that I’ll get to spend even more time in Vegas with fans, friends, Country radio and the awesome ACM team, I'm truly honored.”
Featured on Hoge’s critically acclaimed 2009 release The Wreckage, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” was written during one of the most challenging times in Hoge’s life - following a near fatal traffic accident in 2008. Hoge spent nine months recuperating at home and writing. "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" was the albums lead single at Americana and AAA radio (staying in some station playlists for almost six months). The song also caught the ear of the Eli Young Band whose recording of it ascended to the top of the country charts. While raising Hoge's profile as a hit songwriter, the song also introduced his music and records to the Country music audience; a decade removed from major label release on Atlantic Records, Carousel.
Currently, Hoge is back in the studio and working on his soon-to-be released 9th studio record.
Since his first independent record in 2000, Hoge has crisscrossed North America playing as many as 221 shows in one year. His stage shows are equal ingredients of sweat, charisma and rock & roll revival which have landed him coveted opening slots with Dierks Bentley, John Mellencamp, Pistol Annies, Shinedown, Sugarland and ZZ Top.
For tour dates and more, visit WillHoge.com.